Environmental Defense Center Hires Two Attorneys
updated: Mar 05, 2014, 1:25 PM
Source: The Environmental Defense Center
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) today announced that it has added Nicole
Di Camillo and Maggie Hall as staff attorneys, working out of the Santa Barbara
office. Both new attorneys will take on a diverse portfolio of environmental
issues and work closely with EDC's nonprofit clients to protect and enhance the
environment across Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Di Camillo joins EDC from Wittwer Parkin LLP, a Santa Cruz-based law firm that
specializes in environmental and natural resources, land use and governmental
law. As an Associate at her former firm, Di Camillo gained extensive experience
in environmental protection litigation and advocacy, with a focus on land use
issues. In addition to her law degree from UCLA School of Law, Di Camillo has
two Bachelor's degrees including a B.A. in Biology and a B.S. in Psychology.
Hall earned her B.A. degree from NYU before graduating from Lewis & Clark Law
School. She comes to EDC from Los Angeles Waterkeeper, where she served as a Law
Fellow, assisting with ongoing litigation with a primary focus on Clean Water
Act cases. In addition to her casework at EDC, due to her passion and background
in local agriculture, having been brought up on a vineyard between Buellton and
Lompoc, Hall will direct EDC's Open Space Preservation Educational Network
"EDC could not be more excited to have attracted two such high quality attorneys
to our team," said Linda Krop, EDC's longtime Chief Counsel. "Both Nicole and
Maggie come highly regarded and bring skills that perfectly mesh with the
conservation needs of communities all along the south central coast."
According to Di Camillo, "I am so excited to have the chance to contribute to
EDC's public interest work through policy, advocacy and the law. I look forward
to many years representing charitable organizations who share EDC's values for a
healthy environment for future generations."
"I am thrilled to be with EDC, working to help protect our region's open spaces
and clean water," said Hall. "In addition to growing up as a part of the local
community, I clerked at EDC before going to law school, so this is a wonderful
homecoming in every sense."
Since 1977, EDC has worked to protect and enhance the local environment through
education, advocacy, and legal action. EDC's full time staff of ten includes
four lawyers and two environmental analysts, working in the public interest to
advance environmental protection. EDC only represents 501 C3 organizations and
is completely funded through private donations, receiving no government
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